We are so excited to announce we are one of the lucky 2019 Oregon DEQ Materials Management grant recipients! You can read all about our project and see who else in Oregon won with their amazing project proposals here.
What are you going to do?
Our project will address recycling at multifamily complexes: increasing recovery and decreasing contamination in Deschutes County. We will work with Housing Works to support recycling infrastructure at four multifamily communities through pre- and post-implementation recycling bin audits. The audits will assess the level of contamination, what’s in the bin that shouldn’t be, and how much is recycled. The lessons learned from this project will be shared with partners working on these issues.
What’s special about the project?
An exciting component of this project will bring together two of our occasionally siloed Environmental Center programs. Rethink Waste will work closely with TEC’s Youth Education department who will provide two weeks of Eco-Hero camp to the youth of the associated Housing Works multifamily complexes.
Sounds like a lot of work. Are you going to need extra hands?
Yes! The grant funding will allow us to hire a dedicated campaign coordinator! Stay tuned for job description and hiring information.